Author Archive for Nora Fitzpatrick

Doing Your Doody

When Kentlands Corgi Daisey does her doody, her owner does, too—except for recently and momentarily when Nora Fitzpatrick forgot her bags.

One day, I was out walking our crazy corgi, Daisey. Daisey has her usual spots where she likes to do her business, and since it was chilly, I was hoping she would get right to it so we could quickly…

Maryland Autism Waiver Works Wonders

On Jan. 3, 2008, we were told by representatives from Montgomery County’s Infants and Toddlers program that our daughter Rory, age 2, should be evaluated further to determine if she had autism. There it was. The word that would define…

Show Goes on at DC Metro Theater Arts

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Kentlands’ own Nicole Hertvik assumed editorship of DC Metro Theater Arts after the untimely passing of beloved founder and editor Joel Markowitz.

DC Metro Theater Arts has been the go-to source for reviews and stories about the latest offerings on the DMV arts scene for many years. In 2015, Gaithersburg resident Nicole Hertvik was hired by founder and editor Joel Markowitz to…

Attendance High at Autism Night Out

According to the nonprofit Autism Speaks, each year, approximately 200 people go “missing” in Montgomery County. Of these individuals, a large proportion have autism. Autism Night Out was designed to address this issue. I am the mother of a child…

The Story Behind the Street Signs

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Tschiffely Square was named after Tschiffely 
Pharmacy founder Frederick Tschiffely.

By Nora Fitzpatrick As I drive down the streets in Kentlands and Lakelands, I am struck by so many unusual names like Tschiffely Square Road, Kent Oaks Way and Thrift Street. Of course, Main Street and Market Street aren’t uncommon.…